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Jul 10, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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The first season of Strange New Worlds is a wrap, with an unexpected retelling of an episode of The Original Series fresh in Ken and Bri's minds! What character arcs did the scriptwriters manage to cram into just one season, how does it all fit with what we know of these characters, and where do we go from here? Tune in to hear our reviews of all five episodes in the second half of the season!
Topics: Season 1, A Quality of Mercy, podcast, Star Trek, Strange New Worlds
Source: https://transporterlock.com/snw-s1e10/
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Jun 4, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Spock and T'Pring get up to hijinks with Captain Pike and Nurse Chapel as Ken and Sabriel review the first half of Star Trek: Strange New World 's debut season. Who are our favorite characters, what episodes have we liked best, and how does the show compare with Discovery and Picard ? Bonuses include praise for Rebecca Romijn , a review of Star Trek: The Motion Picture , comparisons to a cinematic technique employed by Avengers: Endgame and Nobody , and a brief conversation with a Stargate SG1...
Topics: Season 1, Spock Amok, podcast, Star Trek, Strange New Worlds
Source: https://transporterlock.com/snw-s1e05/
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May 8, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Susan Arendt , intrepid writer for Space.com and Channel Surfing , joins Ken to review Pike's first outing at the helm of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds . Listen to us discuss mortality and disability, debate how women are portrayed on the show, and swoon over Nurse Chapel.
Topics: Season 1, Strange New Worlds, podcast, Star Trek
Source: https://transporterlock.com/snw-s1e01/
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May 7, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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After a mediocre middle act, Picard 's penultimate season comes to a satisfying, bittersweet conclusion. Some important lessons were learned at great cost, some familiar faces made a return, and some intriguing questions were raised. With most loose ends tied up, Ken and Bri are left wondering: was this season meant to be binged? As Steve Jobs once said, you can't connect the dots looking forward, only backward.
Topics: Season 2, Farewell, podcast, Star Trek, Picard
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s2e10/
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May 1, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Ken and Bri are shocked by the secrets in Picard's childhood, but we're relieved to see Picard, Seven, and the Queen ready to face their fears. There's still one episode left in the season, though — where do we go from here? This podcast episode comes with a content warning for discussion of self-harm as depicted in Picard .
Topics: Season 2, Hide and Seek, podcast, Star Trek, Picard
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s2e09/
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Apr 25, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Charlynn Schmiedt joins Sabriel to talk about "Mercy". From ships to 'ships, Queen Agnes' battery-acid Borgification, Picard and Guinan on budget X-Files , to another Soong turning evil—they cover it all!
Topics: Season 2, Mercy, podcast, Star Trek, Picard
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s2e08/
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Apr 16, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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This episode is ostensibly about Picard, but Chief Engineer Ken and Commodore Mark Thompson felt Teresa and Tallinn stole the show. Forget stepping on a butterfly, though — this show is trampling an entire field of them. Has Voyager 's Lt. Ducane arrived to clean up the mess? And where are Q and Adam Soong? There's a lot of ground still left to cover, and not much time left in the season!
Topics: Season 2, Monsters, podcast, Star Trek, Picard
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s2e07/
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Apr 8, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Our goodness, can Agnes Jurati sing! Her showstopper number crescendos in a terrifying union with the Borg Queen, the two actors playing off each other perfectly. Other subplots leave us a bit uncertain: is Picard grandfatherly or manipulative? Is Adam Soong ostracized or influential? Is Tallinn a Romulan or not? All this, plus our excitement for  Picard  season 3  as well as  Strange New Worlds ! Reddit threads mentioned in this episode: Members of Soong Dynasty qualitatively ranked in...
Topics: Star Trek, Transporter Lock, Picard, podcast, Two of One, Season 2
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s2e06/
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Apr 3, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Agnes and the Borg Queen get closer; Chris, Raffi, and Seven finally decide to join the plot; and Q continues to behave in unexpected ways. Although Ken and Sabriel enjoyed the episode's humor and Easter eggs, we're left wanting cliffhangers with significant payoffs and adding more depth to existing  Star Trek  lore.
Topics: Star Trek, Transporter Lock, Picard, podcast, Season 2, Fly Me to the Moon
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s2e05/
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Mar 28, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Although Ken and Bri agree on loving both the new Guinan and the return of Punk Rocker, we're divided on this episode overall. Why are they ignoring "Time's Arrow"? And how are Chris, Seven, and Raffi moving the plot forward? We discuss how woke  Star Trek  is in its critique of modern society's maladies, we compare Q to a villain from  Buffy , and we turn our eyes skyward to Europa for the future of the season.
Topics: Star Trek, Transporter Lock, podcast, Watcher, Picard, Season 2
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s2e04/
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Mar 26, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Vice Badmiral  Charlynn Schmiedt  joins Bri and Ken to reflect on the entirety of  Discovery 's fourth season: the effect the pandemic had on production, how the characters have grown, where we hope they go next, and how we rank all four seasons thus far.
Topics: Star Trek, Discovery, podcast, Season 4, Transporter Lock, Charlynn Schmiedt
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s4/
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Mar 19, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Stage magician  Kayla Drescher  joins Ken and Bri all the way from the  Chicago Magic Lounge ! Picard and crew have crash-landed on 21st-century Earth. Our highlights were watching Dr. Agnes Jurati spar with the Borg Queen, a budding romance between Cristóbal and Teresa, and an unassimilated Seven of Nine being comfortable in her own skin. We also have five theories as to who the Watcher may be!
Topics: Season 2, Star Trek, Picard, Transporter Lock, podcast, Assimilation
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s2e03/
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Mar 18, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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The fourth season finale brings hope and closure for Book, Tarka,  Discovery , and Species Ten-C. Ken and Bri love the emotions and sincerity of the cast, crew, and plot, considering it one of the show's better season finales thus far.
Topics: Star Trek, Season 1, Prodigy, Transporter Lock, podcast, Coming Home
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s4e13/
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Mar 15, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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If you liked the Amy Adams movie  Arrival , you'll love this episode of  Discovery ! Bri and Ken enjoy get to see the science and linguistics behind first contact with a  level II civilization , accentuated by some fancy camerawork directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. The decisions of certain characters within and without the Federation continue to disappoint us, though, as does some sluggish detective work by our resident engineers.
Topics: Star Trek, Season 1, Prodigy, Transporter Lock, podcast, Species 10-C, Species Ten-C
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s4e12/
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Mar 14, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Picard goes through a mirror darkly into a temporal divergence of Q's own creation. What is wrong with Q (aside from the usual), to what does Picard owe penance, and who is awaiting them in the year 2024? Commodore Mark Thompson joins the Ken and Bri as we weave appearances of  TNG  and  Voyager  with references to  DS9  and  TOS , theorizing how it'll all come together.
Topics: Season 2, Star Trek, Picard, Transporter Lock, podcast, Penance
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s2e02/
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Mar 6, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Despite ranking this episode as her least favorite of the season, Sabriel draws some neat comparisons between species 10-C and the saurials of the Forgotten Realms, while also approving of queers mentoring the next generation. Meanwhile, Ken ponders the roles of Jett Reno, Zora, and Grudge in the upcoming season conclusion!
Topics: Star Trek, Season 1, Prodigy, Transporter Lock, podcast, Rosetta
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s4e11/
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Mar 6, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Dr. Steven Weyhrich  joins us to review  Picard 's return, in which we learn more about Picard's childhood, setting the course for the rest of the season. Will the final frontier be… time? The Borg? Q? Love?
Topics: Season 2, Star Trek, Picard, Transporter Lock, podcast, Stargazer, Star Gazer
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s2e01/
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Feb 25, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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To boldly make connections where no one has connected before!  Discovery  may be departing the Milky Way, but this episode is about relations: Kelpian to Vulcan, captain to president, scientist to scientist, father to child. Ken and Sabriel like what we're seeing — but will it give the crew the strength they need to face species 10C? And, as an aside,  what if  Man of Steel  had been in color ?
Topics: Star Trek, Season 1, Prodigy, Transporter Lock, podcast, Galactic Barrier
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s4e10/
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Feb 20, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Book and Burnham finally realize what Ken and Bri have known since our first episode: mutual understanding is where the real fun's at! We start to like Ruon Tarka a bit more, and we love seeing Nhan back in action. We also theorize about  a fourth  Star Trek  movie  in the Kelvin universe — though there will be plenty of  Picard  and  Strange New Worlds  to review in the meantime.
Topics: Star Trek, Season 1, Prodigy, Transporter Lock, podcast, Rubicon
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s4e09/
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Feb 13, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Discovery  returns to the airwaves with its own casino episode! It's not The Royale, and Vic Fontaine is nowhere to be seen, but we do get clever teamwork between Michael and Book, indecipherable banter from Karma Barge proprietor Haz Mazaro, a surprising brawl featuring Joann "Oh Wow" Owosekun, and the return of a race last seen on  Deep Space Nine . Nonetheless, Ken was surprised by the lack of space battles, and Bri was frustrated by Ruon Tarka's character development being...
Topics: Star Trek, Season 1, Prodigy, Transporter Lock, podcast, All In
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s4e08/
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Feb 12, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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First Officer  Tiffany Bridge  joins the show to review  Prodigy  episodes 6–10! We admire Dal's growth, empathize with Gwyn's individuation, ponder what would happen if the Borg assimilated Murf, analyze  Orange is the New Black , and wonder if the show can or will continue without the  USS Protostar .
Topics: Star Trek, Season 1, Prodigy, Transporter Lock, podcast
Source: https://transporterlock.com/pro-s1e10/
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Jan 2, 2022 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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We know the measure of a man; this week Ken and Bri learn the measure of a Zora. Was Stamets the right person to lead this charge against artificial intelligence? And is there anything Kovich can’t do? We also celebrate the return of Star Trek to its roots, with lots of talking and diplomacy over action! We’re suspicious of Tarka and disappointed in Book, but we suspect things will resolve in rapid sequence when Discovery returns from its mid-season break on February 10, 2022.
Topics: Star Trek, Transporter Lock, podcast, Discovery, Season 4, But to Connect, Transporter Lock,...
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s4e07/
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Dec 26, 2021 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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An insecure artificial intelligence and a crew that doesn’t know how to use space probes or transporters are the source of this episode’s fatalities. But Ken and Bri are excited to see Zora join the crew and be respected as such. We also remember a lesson from The Princess Bride about living with anger, and we ship two favorite characters we see reunited this week.
Topics: Star Trek, Discovery, podcast, Transporter Lock, Stormy Weather, Season 4
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s4e06/
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Dec 18, 2021 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Hey, you know what’s a great idea? Performing a destructive scientific experiment right next to the spore drive during an evacuation! 🤦🏼‍♂️ Bri and Ken find much of the tension in Ruon Tarka’s visit to Discovery to be incredibly contrived, and we have to dig to determine how a prison break develops our heroes. We are however intrigued by how two “struggling” crewmen are each handling the unreasonable expectations they’ve set themselves to save everyone.
Topics: Star Trek, Discovery, podcast, Transporter Lock, Season 4, The Examples
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s4e05/
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Dec 13, 2021 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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What do Tilly, Wil Wheaton , Ken, and Bri all have in common? We have parents who put us on paths we didn’t want to be on. We commiserate over being seen, and we value seeing Book and Culber demonstrate how men can work through difficult emotions in a non-violent way.
Topics: Season 4, All Is Possible, Star Trek, Discovery, podcast, Transporter Lock, All Is Possible, Star...
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s4e04/
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Dec 4, 2021 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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The season’s third episode gets three subplots, and Bri and Ken are here to review them all! We’re disappointed with the illogic of a rogue Qowat Milat, though we’re always up for a good sword fight. We love Paul Stamets’ empathetic side, and we’re eager to see what comes next for Gray and Adira — as fraught as it may be, if history is any lesson. Oh, and we’re impressed by the callbacks to Picard‘s and Deep Space Nine‘s traditions, technology — and food! When you’re done...
Topics: Season 4, Choose to Live, Star Trek, Discovery, Transporter Lock, podcast
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s4e03/
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Nov 29, 2021 Ken Gagne
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When Bonnie Gordon joined the ranks of Starfleet as a cast member at Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas, she never expected a decade later that she'd be a part of Trek canon. That mission was accomplished last month with the debut of the animated series Star Trek: Prodigy , on which Bonnie plays the voice of the ship's computer on the USS Protostar . In this interview, Ken and Bonnie discuss what it's like to be inducted into the annals of Star Trek lore and to continue the legacy of Majel...
Topics: interview, voice acting, Bonnie Gordon, actor, acting, voice actor, Protostar, Star Trek, Prodigy,...
Source: https://transporterlock.com/bonnie-gordon/
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Nov 28, 2021 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Despite the generic episode title, "Anomaly" nonetheless does a fantastic job of interweaving intense action with character moments, including metaphors for transitioning and the normalization of discussions about mental health. We also get teasers of new tech, from programmable-matter tethers to the cone of silence. Collectively, "Anomaly" continues a direction for Discovery 's fourth season that Bri and Ken find promising! Links mentioned in this episode: Supercuts of...
Topics: Season 4, Discovery, Anomaly, Star Trek, Transporter Lock
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s4e02/
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Nov 21, 2021 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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"Kobayashi Maru" is an explosive start to  Discovery 's fourth season, raising questions for which Bri and Ken have no answers but plenty of theories. Will the Federation, still recovering from the Burn, now face an intergalactic threat? Is the Federation's president evil, or just a politician? Where have cadets been going for the last 150 years, if not Starfleet Academy? And how will Burnham, who for the first time in the series' history is finally content, weather the coming storm?...
Topics: Star Trek, Discovery, Transporter Lock, podcast, Kobayashi Maru, Season 4
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s4e01/
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Nov 20, 2021 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Lt. (j.g.)  Kraft  joins Sabriel and Ken to review the first five episodes of  Star Trek: Prodigy 's debut season. The animated show is meant to be a family-friendly entry point, and it's the only show to have persuaded Kraft's six daughters to give  Star Trek  a chance. What is it about this series that makes it so appealing and accessible? From  Voyager  tie-ins to character development,  Prodigy  has something for everyone — but is it enough for  Trek  veterans? We discuss! Also...
Topics: Star Trek, Prodigy, Bonnie Gordon, Transporter Lock, podcast, Season 1, Prodigy, Bonnie Gordon,...
Source: https://transporterlock.com/pro-s1h1/
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Oct 26, 2021 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Chief Archivist Amanda  returns to  Transporter Lock  and brings with her  Ensign Modeler Andrew  to review the final two episodes of  Lower Decks'  second season. Predicted romances didn't materialize, and we're relieved and excited by what we got instead. We're heartened by the return of Sonya Gomez and want to see more returning alumni. We were pleasantly surprised to finally see Cetacean Ops and to be teased by the Rubber Ducky Room. We respond to  Susan Arendt's comment  whether...
Topics: Season 2, Amanda, Andrew, wej Duj, First First Contact, Transporter Lock, Star Trek, Amanda,...
Source: https://transporterlock.com/lds-s2e10/
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Oct 5, 2021 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Ken and Bri are joined by Chief Scientist  Velda  to review three more episodes of the second season of  Lower Decks : "The Spy Humongous"; "Where Pleasant Fountains Lie"; and "I, Excretus". We also chat  Babylon 5 ,  Dr. Who ,  Quantum Leap , and  Magnum P.I.  while debating such earnest topics as, what constitutes a spoiler? And should we expect a romantic conclusion to this second season? Tune in to find out!
Topics: Season 2, I Excretus,Where Pleasant Fountains Lie,The Spy Humongous,Star Trek,Discovery,Transporter...
Source: https://transporterlock.com/lds-s2e08/
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Sep 18, 2021 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Ken and Sabriel review three episodes of Lower Decks : "We'll Always Have Tom Paris"; "Mugato, Gumato"; and "An Embarrassment of Dooplers", before getting excited for Star Trek Day's Prodigy , Picard , and Strange New Worlds trailers. Videos Prodigy opening Prodigy trailer Picard season 2 trailer Strange New Worlds casting announcement Links Sabriel's gay agenda Fanfare for the common Kazon Ken's review of the First Contact novelization Bruce Horak (Hemmer)'s...
Topics: An Embarrassment of Dooplers, Mugato Gumato, Season 2, Star Trek Day, trailers, We'll Always Have...
Source: https://transporterlock.com/lds-s2e05-star-trek-day/
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Aug 22, 2021 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Lower Decks  is back for season 2! Ken and Bri catch up on Star Trek news of the last four months before diving into the return of the  USS Cerritos  and its many inside jokes, from Ransom going all Gary Mitchell to a Tamarian ensign being caught by a Collector. Media referenced in this episode: Movie trailers: Unbelievable!!!!! Agent Relevation Woman in Motion " Shaka, When the Walls Fell " (Ian Bogost for  The Atlantic ) " Hold onto your space asses! "
Topics: Star Trek, Transporter Lock, podcast, Lower Decks, Strange Energies, Kayshon His Eyes Open
Source: https://transporterlock.com/lds-s2e02/
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Apr 10, 2021 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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First Contact Day 2021 saw the arrival of teasers and trailers for three new seasons of Star Trek : Lower Decks (Season 2), Discovery (Season 4), and Picard (Season 2), featuring the return of John de Lancie as Q. Ken and Bri share their analyses and predictions for what the future holds for our favorite series, including the June 9, 2023 release of the next Star Trek movie .
Topics: Star Trek, Transporter Lock, podcast, Discovery, Picard, Lower Decks, Q
Source: https://transporterlock.com/trailers-2021/
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Jan 16, 2021 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Commander Susan Arendt returns to Transporter Lock as we look back at the entirety of Discovery 's third season. How well did the show handle the far future, the loss of the Federation, a new nemesis, and a revolving captain’s chair? Does this season hold up to the previous ones? How do the Short Treks tie in? And should we be watching The Orville instead? Join us for this recap before we take hiatus until more Trek airs!
Topics: Star Trek,Discovery,Season 3,Susan Arendt,Transporter Lock,podcast, Discovery, Season 3, Susan...
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s3/
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Jan 9, 2021 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Part two of the Discovery 's third season premiere is also the conclusion of the three-part season finale and a three-season arc — did you follow that? Ken and Bri review the episode's glut of action and some curious command decisions while considering what the conclusion means for the next season.
Topics: Star Trek, Discovery, Season 3, That Hope Is You
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s3e13/
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Jan 3, 2021 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Burnham goes full-on Die Hard to recapture Discovery , Osyraa pursues an unexpected ambition, Vance breaks his rank's stereotype, and Tilly stands up to an old foe. Captain of Engineering Neil A. Beardsley of Blue Bag Red Bag joins us to review the season's penultimate episode, formerly known as "The Good of the People"!
Topics: Star Trek, Discovery, Season 3, There Is a Tide…
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s3e12/
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Dec 26, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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A child being raised in a holodeck — where have we seen this before? Have we truly found the source of the Burn? How well did Tilly perform as captain? What unthinkable crime did Book commit? And how will the crew reunite in the next episode? Ken and Bri are joined by Starfleet Academy librarian Kay Savetz , who's warping into Discovery midway through the third season without having seen what comes before. How accessible is this new Star Trek to an old fan? Tune in to find out as we review...
Topics: Star Trek, Discovery, Su'Kal, Citadel, Season 3, Kay Savetz
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s3e11/
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Dec 19, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Georgiou emerges from her native Mirror Universe a changed person, only to face the judgment of Carl, who needs his own Star Trek spinoff. Ken and Bri are joined by Archivist Amanda to discuss character evolution, the nuances of torture, and the editing of Terra Firma 's conclusion.
Topics: Star Trek, Discovery, Amanda, Season 3, Terra Firma
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s3e10/
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Dec 12, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Georgiou returns to her element thanks to Carl the Guardian! Bri and Ken are enamored of both the Mirror Universe and TOS, so this week's episode gave us a lot to analyze and squee over. Join us for this review of the first half of "Terra Firma"!
Topics: Star Trek, Discovery, Season 3, Terra Firma
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s3e09/
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Dec 6, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Sabriel and Ken are visited by returning guest Commander Jessica Janiuk , aka Punder Woman , to review Discovery 's adventure on the planet Kwejian and their faceoff with Emerald Chain leader Osyrra. While the main plot focused on estranged brothers, sea locusts, and Orions , we were more enamored of Detmer and Tilly taking charge, and Stamets and Culber in the roles of Space Dads.
Topics: Star Trek, Discovery, Jessica Janiuk, Season 3, The Sanctuary
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s3e08/
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Nov 27, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Burnham confronts her family's ghosts as she tries to persuade the occupants of Ni'Var to release data to the Discovery. Bri and Ken revel in this week's scientific nerd-off while quoting Kay Savetz and performing a dramatic reading of Susan Arendt 's Twitter thread .
Topics: Star Trek, Discovery, Season 3, Unification III
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s3e07/
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Nov 22, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Discovery gets new tech, new romance, and new insights into the Burn! Ken and Sabriel invite guest Dana Ross to join us in celebrating the return of Grudge , a cat who clearly needs her own Star Trek series.
Topics: Star Trek, Discovery, Scavengers
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Nov 14, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Discovery is finally reunited with the Federation — but, like on Earth, the reception is frosty. Nonetheless, Bri and Ken drool over our first look at Starfleet vessels of the 32nd century, catching all the references and Easter eggs to familiar characters and civilizations. We also have a working theory of what "The Burn" was — tune in to hear our idea!
Topics: Star Trek, Discovery, Season 3, Die Trying
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s3e05/
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Nov 7, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Star Trek returns to the Trill homeworld in this powerful, touching episode about love that defies binary genders, while the rest of the crew cope with PTSD and learn that it's okay to not be okay — something Ken and Bri really needed to hear during a difficult Election Week. ❤️
Topics: Star Trek, Discovery, Forget Me Not, Season 3
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Oct 31, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Discovery and Michael, reunited, return to Earth, only to receive a frosty reception. In this special Halloween episode, Sabriel and Ken are fans of the show's character development, we wonder about Michael Burnham's and Cleveland Booker's relationship, we contemplate how we'd feel to know our loved ones had been gone for centuries — and we want to see more Earth, please!
Topics: Star Trek, Discovery, People of Earth, Season 3
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s3e03/
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Oct 24, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Ken & Bri are joined by First Officer Tiffany Bridge to review the second episode of Discovery 's third season. From the Old West tropes and Georgiou being a force to be reckoned with to Stamets' and Reno's witty repartee and tie-ins to the Short Treks episode " Calypso ", we are here with theories and enthusiasm.
Topics: Star Trek, Far From Home, Season 3, Discovery
Source: https://transporterlock.com/dsc-s3e02/
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Oct 16, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Discovery returns for its third season! Michael Burnham arrives 930 years in the future, where she's more impressed with the technology than Ken and Bri are. We ponder the fate of the Federation, gripe about Andorians, and map out the inevitable reunion of Michael and her crew. News mentioned in this episode: Alex Kurtzman Sets Five-Year CBS TV Studios Pact, Will Oversee Expanded ‘Star Trek’ Universe Captain Kathryn Janeway statue unveiling ceremony is October 24th in Bloomington, Indiana
Topics: Star Trek, Discovery, Season 3, That Hope Is You
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Oct 10, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Ken and Bri review the first ten-episode season of the animated adventures of Beckett Mariner, Brad Boimler, D'Vana Tendi, and Sam Rutherford aboard the USS Cerritos (NCC-75567). Who is Lower Decks for? When was it at its best? And what do we want from a second season? We share our takes! Links mentioned in this episode: Sabriel's guest appearance on the Ceti Alpha 3 podcast to discuss Lower Decks S1E05: "Cupid's Errant Arrow" The Last Best Hope (Star Trek: Picard #1) by Una McCormack...
Topics: Star Trek, Season 1, Lower Decks
Source: https://transporterlock.com/lowerdecks-s1-review/
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Aug 8, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Star Trek: Lower Decks has debuted, and Transporter Lock returns to the air to review this new animated series! This half-hour comedy is faithful to Star Trek lore, but Ken and Bri find its humor falls flat. Lt. Commander Joe Strosnider of Joe's Computer Museum joins the podcast crew as a special guest, lending his engineering insights into the premiere episode as we debate our favorite characters, most believable moments, unique applications of the holodeck, similarity to The Orville and A.C....
Topics: Star Trek, Joe Strosnider, Lower Decks, Season 1, Second Contact
Source: https://transporterlock.com/lowerdecks-s1e01/
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Apr 4, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Susan Arendt of the Continue Podcast returns to the show to join Ken and Bri in reviewing the first season of Picard . We loved some of the new characters and were meh about others. Familiar faces were welcome, though is there such a thing as too much Seven of Nine? And was the season finale poetic, or cowardly? Tune in to find out!
Topics: Picard, Season 1, Susan Arendt, Star Trek
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s1-review/
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Mar 28, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Ken & Bri jump right to the heartwrenching end of Picard's first season finale, as familiar characters say their goodbyes — we didn't want the game to end! Some of our predictions from part one were correct, but most were not, leaving us utterly unprepared for these gut punches. We remain hopeful of seeing more of Seven of Nine in her own rumored spinoff . For now, we bid adieu to mon capitan as we've known him.
Topics: Et in Arcadia Ego, Season 1, Star Trek, Picard
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s1e10/
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Mar 22, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Ambassador Josh of the Federation Diplomatic Corps joins Ken and Bri to review the penultimate episode of Picard 's first season. We finally arrive on the synth homeworld, where we find Data's look-alike, Lore's spiritual successor, a deteriorating admiral, and a blank android ready to host one lucky recipient. We have suspicions about who's really who — and who must die!
Topics: Et in Arcadia Ego, Josh, Season 1, Star Trek, Picard
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s1e09/
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Mar 15, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Charlynn Schmiedt of the Star Trek podcasts To the Journey and and Punch It joins Bri and Ken to discuss the antepenultimate episode of Picard 's first season. The origin of the Zhat Vash is revealed, Seven of Nine takes on a new role, and Raffi tries to put Rios back together again as all the plots start to weave together. We also review Char's favorite Trek series, Voyager , with a bonus recommendation of the Kirsten Beyer novel Full Circle .
Topics: Broken Pieces, Charlynn Schmiedt, Season 1, Star Trek, Picard
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s1e08/
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Mar 11, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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So many feels! Jean-Luc is reunited with some of his old crew, providing a temporary safe haven as he and Soji plot their next move. This family has seen its share of pain, but they're stronger together, bringing Bri and Ken to tears — we didn't want this episode to end. ❤️
Topics: Nepenthe, Season 1, Star Trek, Picard
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s1e07/
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Mar 4, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Picard, Soji, and Hugh finally cross paths in what Ken and Bri consider the best episode of the season so far. But the closer we get to the synth homeworld, the more questions and more theories we have! We sit down in person to connect the dots from TNG episodes "Descent", "I, Borg", and even "Encounter at Farpoint", marveling that some Picard fans can enjoy the series without having the background of these characters and contexts.
Topics: Season 1, The Impossible Box, Star Trek, Picard
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s1e06/
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Feb 24, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Seven of Nine returns in an episode that should've opened with a content warning. Ken and Bri debate Seven's motivations, what's happened to her since Voyager returned to the Alpha Quadrant, and whether we've seen the last of this character. Meanwhile, two different characters bid adieu to their sons this episode, and Agnes is all too briefly reunited with her lover. We have a theory about why she does what she does — a Transporter Lock original!
Topics: Jeri Ryan, Season 1, Seven of Nine, Stardust City Rag, Star Trek, Picard
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s1e05/
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Feb 16, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Even those whom Jean-Luc Picard has wronged recognize a worthy, if lost, cause when they see it. Our beloved captain continues to assemble his party as Ken, Bri, and Amanda — appearing together for the first time! — admire Romulan warrior nuns, roll their eyes at ancient Borg rituals, and get hyped for a reunion of liberated Borg, old and new.
Topics: Absolute Candor, Amanda, Season 1, Star Trek, Picard
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s1e04/
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Feb 10, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Captain Sabriel returns, as does Chief Archivist Amanda, to review the third-ever episode of Picard . As things heat up at the château, Jean-Luc assembles a crew to help him track down Soji and Maddox. Engage!
Topics: Amanda, Season 1, The End Is the Beginning, Star Trek, Picard
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s1e03/
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Feb 2, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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The second episode of Picard introduces new characters and intrigue, rapidly advancing the plot while still not putting Jean-Luc on a starship. Ken and guest co-host Amanda are okay with this as we pull apart the threads of the Romulan's Tal Shiar and Zhat Vash, our empathy (or lack thereof) for synthetic lifeforms, the integration of non-canon characters, and colorful metaphors in Trek .
Topics: Amanda, Maps and Legends, Season 1, Star Trek, Picard
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s1e02/
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Jan 26, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Patrick Stewart returns as Jean-Luc Picard in "Remembrance", the pilot episode of Star Trek: Picard . Bri and Ken react to the return of this iconic character, how he's changed over the last twenty years, and his ability to be the action star of this new series. We also puzzle over the connection between synthetics, Borg, and Romulan, and we spot the many tie-ins to the universe of The Next Generation as well as the 2009 movie.
Topics: Remembrance, Season 1, Star Trek, Picard
Source: https://transporterlock.com/picard-s1e01-remembrance/
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Jan 12, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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The second season of Short Treks ends with "Children of Mars", giving Ken and Bri plenty to talk about! We examine the Starfleet educational system; the prevalence of shuttlecraft, bullying, and physical books; how labor laws and vacation time work; and how First Contact Day is observed. More important, we piece together how this episode leads into next week's debut of the Picard series. What involvement did Admiral Picard have in the attack of the rogue synths? What role do Section...
Topics: Children of Mars, Star Trek, Short Treks, Picard
Source: https://transporterlock.com/children-of-mars/
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Jan 7, 2020 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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For the first time in 45 years, Star Trek ventures into the frontier of animation! "Ephraim and Dot" is a comedic documentary about a tardigrade's reproductive cycle, and "The Girl Who Made the Stars" is a tale of conquering one's fear of the unknown. Ken and Bri review these two animated Short Treks , their place in Star Trek canon, and the promise they hold for future Star Trek series. Finally, we look back at the cast and crew we lost in 2019: D.C. Fontana, Robert Walker,...
Topics: animated, animation, Aron Eisenberg, D.C. Fontana, Ephraim and Dot, Michael Lamper, Rene...
Source: https://transporterlock.com/ephraim-dot-girl-stars/
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Nov 17, 2019 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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When a decorated but dishonored Starfleet captain puts Cadet Thira Sidhu in an impossible situation, she must choose a side with lives on the line. To be or not to be? That is the question Sabriel and Ken pose to our guest, Dori Robinson , Boston theatre director and co-host of Shakespearean podcast The Mousetrap . Was Cadet Sidhu's test calculating or cruel? How would we have responded in that same situation? Is any internship worth psychological torture? And what does it say about Number One?...
Topics: Amrit Kaur, Ask Not, Dori Robinson, Thira Sidhu, Tholian, Star Trek, Short Treks
Source: https://transporterlock.com/ask-not/
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Oct 21, 2019 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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What would Star Trek look like if it were a comedy series? We don't need to wait for the debut of Lower Decks , as the Short Treks episode "The Trouble with Edward" features both tribbles and the comedic talents of H. Jon Benjamin ( Archer ) and Rosa Salazar ( Alita: Battle Angel ). Ken and Bri ponder the consequences of this tale on Star Trek canon, from tribbles' rate of breeding to the VCR-style post-credits commercial for breakfast cereal.
Topics: Archer, Bing Crosby, commercial, H Jon Benjamin, Johnny Appleseed, Rosa Salazar, The Trouble with...
Source: https://transporterlock.com/trouble-with-edward/
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Oct 20, 2019 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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New York Comic-Con featured the surprise debut of "Q&A", the first in a new season of Short Treks . The premiere episode does not in fact feature the return of John de Lancie's recurring villain; instead, it's a blast from the past as Ensign Spock arrives for his first day of duty aboard the USS Enterprise . As Number One escorts him to the bridge, Spock takes the opportunity to barrage her with questions, just as Ken and Sabriel barrage the listener with their take on this...
Topics: Number One, Q&A, Spock, Star Trek, Short Treks
Source: https://transporterlock.com/qa/
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Aug 21, 2019 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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On the cusp of the new Picard series and a third season of Discovery , Ken and Sabriel pause to reflect on the best Star Trek series ever, as seen in Ira Steven Behr's documentary, What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine . This new film was released on home video this month, and seeing it both in theaters and on Blu Ray brought back a lot of memories for Bri and Ken. We review our favorite moments of both the documentary and the series it celebrates. Links mentioned in...
Topics: Blu Ray, Deep Space Nine, documentary, DS9, DVD, Indiegogo, Ira Steven Behr, Shout Factory, Star...
Source: https://transporterlock.com/ds9doc/
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Apr 28, 2019 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Susan Arendt of the Continue podcast joins us to review the second season of Star Trek: Discovery ! We swoon over Anson Mount, relate to the Spock/Burnham dynamic, consider Tilly's character development, grow nostalgic for the Enterprise, lament the inevitable malice of Control, theorize the future of the show, review the Spider-Man musical , and smash the patriarchy.
Topics: recap, Season 2, Susan Arendt, Star Trek, Discovery
Source: https://transporterlock.com/s2-recap/
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Apr 21, 2019 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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The second season finale of Discovery has finally landed, offering plenty of space battles and fisticuffs that didn't live up to their potential. The episode also tied up plenty of loose threads, but it left few hanging for us to get an idea of what to expect in the next season. But we loved the dialogue and the characters, as always, with questions raised and answered in director Olatunde Osunsanmi's behind-the-scenes diary , an interview with season three co-showrunner Michelle Paradise , and...
Topics: S2E14, Season 2, Such Sweet Sorrow, Star Trek, Discovery
Source: https://transporterlock.com/s2e14/
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Apr 14, 2019 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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The second season's penultimate episode is a long, drawn-out affair with many ponderous, redundant speeches and reflections — making it one of Ken's favorite of the season! Bri was less receptive, perhaps due to time travel giving her a headache. We swoon over the Enterprise and reflect on the characters' inner monologues and heartfelt goodbyes while looking forward to a trip to the future.
Topics: S2E13, Season 2, Such Sweet Sorrow, Star Trek, Discovery
Source: https://transporterlock.com/s2e13/
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Apr 6, 2019 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Ken & Bri are joined by Jessica Janiuk to discuss the antepenultimate episode of Discovery's second season. Anson Mount elevates himself to "Best Star Trek Captain Ever" with his performance after learning Captain Pike's future. We ponder the warm yet complex family dynamics of Spock, Amanda, Michael, Georgiou, Dr. Burnham, and even Saru, and we have more theories about how time travel and " Calypso " will tie into the season finale. Check out The Ready Room for more...
Topics: S2E12, Season 2, Through the Valley of Shadows, Star Trek, Discovery
Source: https://transporterlock.com/s2e12/
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Apr 2, 2019 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Dr. Burnham is alive! The possibility of having back a lost parent struck Ken, making this a difficult episode for not just Michael. But can Georgiou stand the competition for Michael's affection? Meanwhile, the possibility of CONTROL being precursor to the Borg seems plausible but unlikely. Will the Sphere data fall into the wrong hands — or will Discovery use it to create a benevolent A.I. 950 years in the future? There's a bonus time-travel reference to Chrono Trigger in this week's...
Topics: Perpetual Infinity, S2E11, Season 2, Star Trek, Discovery
Source: https://transporterlock.com/s2e11/
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Mar 24, 2019 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Before finally learning the identity of the Red Angel, we have some difficult scenes to get through. Burnham's decision reminds Ken of his own life-and-death ordeal, and the temporal mechanics give both of us a headache. On the bright side, Airiam's funeral gives us hope that Doug Jones' singing will be on the Discovery Season 2 soundtrack; we love Georgiou encouraging us to escape binary thinking; and we totally caught this tie-in to Voyager . Stay tuned for a post-credit sequence where we...
Topics: S2E10, Season 2, The Red Angel, Star Trek, Discovery
Source: https://transporterlock.com/s2e10/
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Mar 17, 2019 Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin
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Does anyone else need a hug? Michael and Spock fight over chess, and though he doesn't finish his stratagem, the argument hit close to home with Ken but missed the mark with only-child Bri. The minefield brought back memories of Star Trek Beyond and how susceptible starships are to physical warfare. And Airiam, whom we came to know too late in the season, nonetheless bid a desperate farewell that left us breathless. We were nonetheless left with a general sense of confusion: has nobody in...
Topics: Project Daedalus, S2E09, Season 2, Star Trek, Discovery
Source: https://transporterlock.com/s2e09/